Original vintage pencil sketch of a sailboat, drawn by President John F. Kennedy on Rice Hotel stationery will be featured in an upcoming auction from New Hampshire based, RR Auction
Kennedy was known to cover entire sheets of paper with stacked boxes, repeated words, and small drawingsmost frequently of sailboats.
From 1952 until his death, Evelyn Lincoln accumulated and catalogued countless pages, including this: the final doodle of his life. Looking at this sketch, which reminds us of Kennedys own beloved sloop, the Victura, it is easy to imagine the president at the historic Rice Hotel, where he dined and attended a meeting, with his pad in hand, dreaming of the peace and freedom of the open ocean.
In the summer of 1964, in the wake of the assassination, a collection of his doodles went on a memorial tour of twenty-three cities, after which they were returned to Evelyn Lincoln or prepared for the Kennedy Library, where a photocopy of this original piece remains.The sketch was also later published in Cabinet Magazines 2006 book Presidential Doodles.
Included with the sketch, is a typed note signed by Kennedys longtime personal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, in full: President John F. Kennedy arrived at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas at 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 1963, where he stayed for 3 1/2 hours. Kennedy left the Rice Hotel to go to the Coliseum to attend Congressman Albert Thomass dinner. Later that evening he went to the Texas Hotel in Fort Worth where he stayed over night.
Considered one of his most charming sailboat doodles and the most historically significant, due to its November 21st date, says Bobby Livingston, this is certainly one of the most desirable pieces of Kennedy memorabilia available.
Among the 228 Museum quality pieces up at auction:
John F. Kennedys engraved 1941 Bulova timepiece.
A Stunning original print of Kennedys iconic Bachrach photo inscribed to the photographera one-of-a-kind example of the most iconic presidential photo in American history.
The Earliest Known Signed Photograph of the future president, Remember me? writes Jack K.
An Official Secret Service pin, used by an aide on the tragic trip to Texasused between November 2122, 1963.
The online auction runs through November 13, 2013, at 7PM.